A Syrian-born U.S. citizen is scheduled for sentencing on Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. (Representational image)
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Prosecutors want a Syrian-born U.S. citizen to serve nearly 4 years in jail for smuggling rifle scopes, night–vision goggles and different equipment to Syrian terrorists organizations.
Fifty-yr–vintage Amin al-Baroudi of Irvine, California, is scheduled for sentencing on Friday in federal court docket in Alexandria, Virginia. He pleaded responsible in January to violating U.S. sanctions in Syria by way of providing an rebel organization known as Ahrar el-Sham, which often fights alongside the al-Qaidaaffiliate in Syria.
protection lawyers are looking for probation. they say al-Baroudi is a survivor of then-Syrian President Hafez al-Assad’s massacre of civilians in Hama in 1982 and became prompted with the aid of a heartfeltdesire to assist Syrians shake off the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Prosecutors say al-Baroudi can also have desired to help, however sending guns into a war area is the wrong technique.